Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Thorverton

Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Thorverton

Events in September 2023

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28 August 2023
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31 August 2023
1 September 2023
2 September 2023
3 September 2023(1 event)

9:30 am: Thorverton: Holy Communion

3 September 2023

4 September 2023(1 event)

9:00 am: Thorverton: Chattertots

4 September 2023

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17 September 2023(1 event)

9:30 am: Thorverton: Choral Morning Prayer

17 September 2023

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23 September 2023
24 September 2023(1 event)

4:00 pm: Thorverton: Organ Recital – With a Difference!

24 September 2023

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28 September 2023
29 September 2023
30 September 2023
1 October 2023(1 event)

9:30 am: Thorverton: Holy Communion

1 October 2023


Location map | Photos

Thorverton church is open daily 9:00am to 4:00pm

A warm welcome awaits you!

The largest and by far the oldest building in the parish, the Church overlooks the former Saxon ‘burgh’ and later market place now known as ‘the Berry’ or ‘Bury’. The Church is dedicated to Thomas Becket, the 12th century archbishop who was murdered in his cathedral church.

Click here for a visitors guide to the church.

Click here for more information about the church including interior photographs.

More general information about life in Thorverton is available in the parish magazine Focus on Thorverton and Wikipedia’s history of the parish of Thorverton.

East Devon Arts Festival – We won’t be running the Festival again, but hope to have some smaller scale fund-raising activities in the future. Click here to find more.

Our Churchwardens are:

Royston Kershaw
Thorverton Church EX5 5NU
Edwin Greed
Churchwarden Thorverton
Thorverton Church EX5 5NU

Choir & Instrumental Groups

Thorverton Choir

We have a church choir of 15 or so members who enjoy singing music from many ages and of many styles. This includes canticles, psalms and responses at services such as Evensong and Mattins, anthems in four parts and hymns at regular Sunday morning communion and informal services, as well as worship songs, spirituals, rounds and music from Taizé.

We sing at a morning service usually twice a month and occasionally at weddings and funerals when invited. Membership is open to anyone – there are no auditions. The choir practises on Thursday evenings at Thorverton Church. We are always happy to welcome new singers. Just before Christmas, extra singers often join the choir for our Service of Lessons and Carols.

Our church instrumental group plays at most informal services and some special services such as baptisms. Again, there are no auditions. We have instrumentalists of all ages. We usually practise just before each service. New members are always welcome – all types of instruments included.

More information about the choir from :

Heather Kershaw  Choir Director and Accompanist/Organist  01392 860419 &

More information about the instrumental group from :

Lorraine Colebrook 0780 4924627